As a celebrity in Korea, having your relationship exposed can be one of the worst things that happens, as Koreans usually do not approve of their idols dating. It becomes worse when photos they thought were private got leaked, leading to public outrage.
Here are 6 celebrity couples who had their private photos leaked, creating a massive scandal.
1. Fin.K.L.’s Sung Yuri and g.o.d’s Yoon Kye Sang
Sung Yuri and Yoon Kye Sang were caught up in dating rumors right when both groups were just starting to break into the industry in 1999. After their private photos leaked, they admitted their relationship and dated for 6 years, until Yoon Kye Sang went to the military.
2. Kahi and JYJ’s Yoochun
Kahi and Yoochun have been linked together since TVXQ‘s debut, where Kahi was 23 and Yoochun was just 17. At this time, Kahi was a backdancer for BoA. The pair never publicly admitted they were dating, but pictures of them proved otherwise.
3. BoA and g.o.d’s Danny Ahn
BoA and Danny Ahn were caught up in dating rumor after a picture of the two was illegally stolen from her personal blog in 2007. The person who leaked the photo was eventually arrested.
4. Laboum’s Yulhee and FT Island’s Minhwan
Yulhee uploaded a post to her personal Facebook with pictures of her home date with Minhwan and expressed sadness that she had to leave his place so soon. The couple later revealed they would be getting married.
5. TWICE’s Mina and GOT7’s Bambam
A leaked photo of Mina and Bambam on what appeared to be a bed sparked rumors that the two were dating. However, after analysis of their schedules before the picture was taken and JYP Entertainment’s statement, the rumors were debunked.
6. IU and Super Junior’s Eunhyuk
A photograph of Eunhyuk, who appears to be shirtless, and IU surfaced in 2012 and immediately rumors of the two dating spread. Many people wondered what the circumstances were behind IU uploading the picture, but IU swears she uploaded it by mistake.